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Faces of the Road: Mary Gauthier and her new record of songs written with military veterans

How "Mercy Now" folk singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier came to pen the 11 tracks on her new "Rifles and Rosary Beads" record working with military veterans as cowriters, the latest in "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer's "Faces of the Road" series.

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Tony Justice to perform at ‘Bo’s Extravaganza’ in Louisiana

The festival, this weekend in Louisiana, is a sort of public birthday bash for actor John Schneider, who played Bo Duke in the 'Dukes of Hazzard' TV series.

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Watch: Trucker Talent Search winner, trucker, singer-songwriter Jason Lee Wilson live from MATS

A knock-out performance by 2016 Trucker Talent Search winning trucker-singer-songwriter Jason Lee Wilson of Maryville, Tenn., including a track those of you who've been dealing with those persnickety ELDs might relate to.

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MATS preview, live from Nashville: ‘Long Haul Paul’ Marhoefer with Jan, Donnie Gullett

With a new record out from Laughing Hyena records and available at many truck stops around the nation, trucker-songwriter Paul Marhoefer started the MATS week in Nashville, Tenn., where we caught up with him for an impromptu run through several of his tracks at the Fiddler's Inn.

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Jayne Denham’s new record, Jason Lee Wilson, Bill Weaver and more music haps at MATS

A new record, another trailer getting the message out onto the streets, quite actually, for Australian singer-songwriter Jayne Denham down under. Following the "Calamity" record's March 16 release, she's performing next week at MATS. Among trucker-songwriters also performing at various times are several whose names will be familiar to Overdrive readers.

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UPDATED: Music to truck by: Overdrive’s curated playlist

Our updated playlist, headed by Jason Lee Wilson's recent live show at MATS and others among past Overdrive Trucker Talent Search participants, features music from emerging talents among drivers, great driving music, live tracks, podcast interviews with established artists and more.

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Video: Trucker-songwriter salutes women in trucking

Longtime trucker and songwriter Joe Martin recently penned and recorded the song you'll hear via the video as a tribute to women working behind the wheel in the trucking industry.

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New vid from ‘Long haul Paul’ Marhoefer

Marhoefer's "Odious Death of the Cracker King" tells the story of a fictional character in the title, which the trucker-songwriter describes as something of a composite of two men he'd known long ago, the "sons of outlaw bull haulers" both, plus a little of that mythic dirge treatment Marhoefer's a master of.

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Gather ’round the fire …

Four years ago around this time of the year, Overdrive asked readers to name the "best Christmas song of all time." From a big list, readers then voted on a final top list -- these songs represent the results, from bottom to top. Merry Christmas.

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Five Apps for That: Customize your drive-time music lineup

You can listen to your favorite type of music while you’re on the road – even choosing your favorite songs – with the selection of the right streaming app.

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